Football: Epworth set their sights on silverware

Epworth Town start pre-season training.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Epworth Town start pre-season training. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Epworth Town FC are again targeting league titles and cup glory on all fronts, their managers have told the Bells.

Town’s first team finished runners-up in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe and District League Division One and claimed the Scunthorpe Centurion Sporting Shield in one of their most successful campaigns as a club.

Their second string finished mid-table in Division Three but have been boosted significantly by new arrivals as well as the return of striker Mark Goodliffe who is back after being out for 18 months through injury.

The squad have been back in pre-season and are looking ahead and getting some pre-season friendlies underway before their season begins in September.

And the message has not changed for the squads - with silverware very much the target for both teams.

First team player/coach Leigh Jenkinson said: “As a squad we did exceptionally well last season and in my four seasons of being here and being league runners-up, I think we’re in a very strong position now to go further.

“Our main aims are to be challenging for the league and to pick up more silverware, there’s no doubt about that.

“We’ve got a really strong squad of players now and that only means we can push on and really see what we can do this season.

The 44-year-old postman added: “To win the Shield last season was an exceptional achievement for this club, it was the first piece of silverware in many a years so we were pleased with that.

“We’ve managed to keep our squad together too which is only going to benefit both sides.”

Meanwhile, the second team are hoping to continue their improvement in the Third Division after finishing sixth out of 11.

Second team boss Neil Jones echoed Jenkinson’s words, adding: “Both teams are going for their league titles and hoping for a good run of form in the cups.”

The sides are currently training at their home ground at Carrside on Saturdays, times vary from 1pm to 2pm start. New players are always welcome.